The Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics) option is designed for students who wish to become registered dietitians and practitioners in clinical, community, food industry, and foodservice areas of nutrition. Registered dietitians are employed by hospitals, community agencies, and various government or private organizations. Completion of degree requirements will result in the student being awarded a Verification Statement of completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics.
The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is to provide a challenging and high-quality curriculum which prepares graduates to successfully enter a dietetic internship, post-baccalaureate program and/or a variety of employment opportunities related to nutrition and food.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted Accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040, Ext. 5400. ACEND is the only accrediting agency for dietetics education recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Acceptance into an accredited dietetic internship program is competitive. Currently, there is a significant shortage of available internship positions for the number of students applying for acceptance into an internship program. Acceptance into an internship program cannot be guaranteed. However, Nebraska has a placement rate significantly higher than the national average.
- Dave Ellis: Dietitian for the University of Nebraska Athletic Dept.
- Stephanie Bolli, Senior Research Specialist for ConAgra Foods
- Joe Cooper, Continuous Improvement Specialist, Disney World